Thursday, January 10, 2013
You know how they say when something sounds too good to be true, it probably is? Well, that's likely the case here, but a girl can dream that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity actually exists. A recent (now defunct) Craigslist ad based out of Columbus put the feelers out for a cozily named "Feline Lap Surrogate," charged with letting an 18-year-old cat sit on their lap for four hours a day, while its beleaguered owner tries to get some work done. Oh yeah, the pay is $15 an hour.
I have to say, as someone whose cat enjoys stymying my online activities by splaying herself across the keyboard, the idea of a cat distractor sounds pretty legit. Requirements include experience handling senior cats and no allergies (natch), plus you'll even be provided with breakfast and lunch for your troubles.
My fondest wish is that this listing actually panned out and some lucky cat person is cuddling up with the insatiable lap-hog as we speak, but dollars to donuts says the job didn't last long, once the original poster realized their kitty preferred its human's lap over an imitation lap top.
Via Best of Craigslist by way of Reddit / BuzzFeed